Sometimes, seeds of old and interesting crop varieties are not solely (or even at all) available from genebanks. In the US, for example, there are a number of other options, as summarized below by our friend Marty Reisinger, especially aimed at amateur gardeners:
- Plant Information Online: Operated by the University of Minnesota. Enables searches for specific cultivars.
- Dave’s Garden: Search over 160,000 plants. Members can chat with other gardeners in their forums.
- Master Gardeners. Each state has a Master Gardener organization. Follow the link for one near you.
I’m sure there are similar resources for other countries, and wouldn’t it be nice to bring them all together?